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Commercials, promos, PSAs, idents, bumpers, interstitials, & production slates! They range from the 1940s to 2000s, and includes material from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. 


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A 1955 commercial for Esquire Scuff-Kote. I believe this may have been a live commercial.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1955, 1950s, Shoe polish, Live commercial
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,832
favorite 2
comment 0
A commercial for the Dodge Texan, which was only sold in Texas. I might be wrong, but I think this is the 1956 Model.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Car, Cars, Dodge
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 7,929
favorite 8
comment 3
An old commercial, probably from 1965, for a skin cleanser called Noxzema.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Commercial, Advertising, Product, Skin, Clean, Cleanser, 60s, 60's, 1960s,...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 23,898
favorite 10
comment 0
Cars promoted include the 1957 Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, and Imperial. Back when one could buy a Chrysler that's as big as a whale...(this is from an hour-long program, which contained only 3 ads)
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, Imperial, Old,...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 77,615
favorite 26
comment 1
A 1954 commercial for the "big screen" RCA "Master 21" TV set, with a 21-inch screen....for $199.95, which was a lot of money in those days.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, RCA, RCA Victor, Advertising, Advertisement, Television...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 1,726
favorite 1
comment 0
A commercial featuring Molly Bee promoting Swift's Premium Hamburger Patties, and shows how to use them for "Criss-Cross Burgers".
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, Molly Bee, Hamburger, American Cheese
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 61,074
favorite 34
comment 1
A 1950 commercial for a General Electric television set. The model shown is (presumably) the 16T5 model. This is a live commercial, as was typical in the US at the time.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, General Electric, Advertising, Advertisement, Live...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,106
favorite 1
comment 0
Taped off the Australian version of the programming block during 2002, but I don't know when this was produced. 
Topics: VHS, TV, Cable television, Nickelodeon, 2000s, Nick Jr
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
A short Australian promo for an American film which was being shown on cable channel Showtime.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 624
favorite 12
comment 0
A 1971 commercial for Lifebuoy soap. "Hysterically refreshing".  Please note that while the commercial and sponsor tag are public domain, the few seconds of material between the two commercials is still under copyright. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, 1971, 1970s, Soap, Sponsor tag
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 7,896
favorite 2
comment 0
A funny commercial for Dutch Masters cigars, aired 1963, and starring Sid Caesar.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1963, 1960s, Smoking, Tobacco, Cigar, Cigars, Advertising, Advertisement,...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 627
favorite 1
comment 0
A commercial for Huggies Pull-Ups that I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2003 (bizarrely, this aired during an episode of "Yu-Gi-Oh!"). I don't know when this ad was produced, though. 
Topics: TV Commercial, Television, 2000s, 2003, Advertising, Advertisement, VHS
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 2,447
favorite 3
comment 0
A 1950s commercial for the 1954 RCA air conditioner.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, RCA Victor, RCA, 1950s
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,021
favorite 3
comment 0
A 1965 commercial for gas cooking, which mentions the New York World's Fair.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, gas, 1960s, 1965
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 19
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Taped off the Australian version of the channel during 2004, but I don't know when or where this was produced.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 18
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American film which was being shown on cable channel Foxtel Box Office.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Foxtel
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 4,088
favorite 4
comment 0
A 1960 commercial for Raid insecticide.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Advertising, Advertisement
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American TV special which aired on the History Channel.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television program which was being shown on cable channel FOX8.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, FOX8
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 15
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series which was being shown on cable channel FOX8 (it was also being shown on over-the-air broadcaster Network Ten during that period).
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, FOX8, Television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 15
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comment 0
An Australian promo for a British television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 15
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo which I taped off cable channel BBC World News.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 15
favorite 0
comment 0
A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for a Canadian television series which aired on Nickelodeon.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 651
favorite 1
comment 1
I didn't think I had any Nick Jr. material in my tape collection, but I came across this Face continuity, with Face saying goodbye to the TV audience as Nick Jr. signed off for the day.  Taped during October 2002 from the Australian version of the channel. 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Cable television, VHS, Nickelodeon, TV, 2000s, Nick Jr.
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eye 37,320
favorite 15
comment 3
A 1960 commercial for King-Size Coca-Cola from "A Sweater for Rick" which can be downloaded elsewhere on the Internet Archive. I'm not a fan of the female singer but overall this is a good commercial.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: 1960, 1960s, 60s, 1960's, 60's, Sixties, TV, Television, Classic, Commercial, Commercials, Old,...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,130
favorite 1
comment 0
A classic 1970 promo for the popular American TV series "The Odd Couple". The show itself obviously cannot be uploaded as it is still copyrighted, but I think this promo should be fine, after all, it's just a short promo.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1970, 1970s, Advertising, Promo, Comedy
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 13
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comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series. I taped this off cable channel FOX8 on 1 January 2003.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, FOX8
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
An American promo which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2000, although I don't know when this was produced.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American program which aired on the History Channel. Ugh.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American/Czech/Romanian film (per IMDb). This film was being shown on cable channel Foxtel Box Office.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 11
favorite 0
comment 0
A weather forecast which I taped off Australian television channel SBS World News. Great choice of music!
Topics: TV, Television, 2000s, Weather, VHS
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,720
favorite 3
comment 1
Another old 1950s commercial, this time for Wheaties cereal. As expected, the commercial has a sports theme.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, TV, Classic Television, Commercial,...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 11
favorite 0
comment 0
An American promo which I taped off the Australia version of Nickelodeon. Taped off the channel during 2000, but it is obviously older than that.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 1990s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 20
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comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series which aired on the History Channel. Ugh.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 11
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American sitcom which was being shown on cable channel FOX8. The show originally aired in 1999 in the US for a total of 13 episodes. Note: this promo was taped off the channel on 1 January 2003, so I presume it was actually produced 2002.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, FOX8
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 64
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A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of Cartoon Network during 2000.
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 30,991
favorite 29
comment 2
A collection of 1958 commercials for Alka-Seltzer with Buster Keaton (no, he was not an ingrediant in Alka-Seltzer, but he appears in the commercials).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Alka-Seltzer, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Buster Keaton, Old, Classic TV Commercial, Classic TV...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 2,876
favorite 14
comment 1
Oh damn, a cigarette commercial. This one aired during the mid-1960s (either 1964 or 1965...). Yes, it is one of those "I'd rather fight than switch" commercials. 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1960s, Tareyton, Cigarette, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Advertising, Advertisement
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 10
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comment 0
An interstitial program which aired on the History Channel. I don't know when this was produced.
Topics: Interstitial programming, VHS, Cable television, TV
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 10
favorite 1
comment 0
A promo which was taped off the Australian version of the History Channel during 2004.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,636
favorite 0
comment 0
A 1955 psa for save driving. This aired in a daytime show, hence why it is very basic. I believe the voice-over may have been live.
Topics: Classic PSA, PSA, Public Service Announcement, Cheap, Low budget, Low-budget, 1955
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 81
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comment 0
One of the very few bits of Nick Jr. material in my collection. Taped off the programming block during 2000.
Topics: TV ident, VHS, Nickelodeon, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 9
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comment 0
An Australian promo for an American documentary which aired on the History Channel.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 215
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A slightly incomplete piece of Face continuity which was taped off the Australian version of Nick Jr. sometime during the 2000s. Before anyone asks for more Nick Jr. material, I have very little in my collection. I found this clip purely by chance on a tape which otherwise contained material from other channels.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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Taped off the programming block during 2002, but I don't know when this was produced. I didn't think I had any Nick Jr. material in my tape collection, so I was very happy when I came across this. 
Topics: TV ident, VHS, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 134
favorite 0
comment 0
A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of cable channel Boomerang. Date unknown, but some time during the mid-2000s. 
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, Television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 45
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comment 0
An Australian commercial for a CD.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 2000s, Advertising, Advertisement
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series which was being shown on cable channel FOX8.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, FOX8, Television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo for a show which aired on the Australian version of the History Channel.
Topics: TV Promo, Cable television, VHS, 2000s
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo which I taped off cable channel BBC World News.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo which I taped off cable channel BBC World News.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 44
favorite 1
comment 0
An American promo which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon. Taped off the channel during 2003, but it is obviously older than that (I presume it is from the 1990s).
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo for a documentary which aired on the Australian version of the History Channel.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
A bumper which I taped off Australian television channel SBS World News during 2009.
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, 2000s, Television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 1,469
favorite 3
comment 0
A 1965 commercial for Supp-Hose, a brand of stockings. Please forgive me, as my copy is in black-and-white. Picture quality not up to my usual standards.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Stockings, Pantyhose, 1965, 1960s, Advertising
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 1,876
favorite 3
comment 0
A 1951 commercial for Betty Crocker cake mix, featuring an actress playing Betty Crocker.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, Betty Crocker, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Cake, 1951
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,877
favorite 3
comment 1
A 1956 commercial for Winston cigarettes. "Winston Tastes Good - Like a Cigarette Should".
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Cigarette, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Old, Not a Jihad Video,...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 2,091
favorite 0
comment 0
A 1967 commercial for Fletcher's Castoria. Picture quality is poor.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, 1967, 1960s
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 6,886
favorite 7
comment 0
A 1958 commercial for the 1959 Oldsmobile. Times sure have changed. Picture quality not up to my usual standards.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Oldsmobile, 1950s, Advertising, Car, Cars, Automobile, 1958
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo for cricket coverage on an Australian cable channel.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series which was being shown on cable channel FOX8.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, FOX8
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo which I taped off cable channel BBC World News.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
A promo which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon. Yes, I am planning to upload every variant I come across of this commercial/promo.
Topics: TV Promo, TV Commercial, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
movies
eye 1,047
favorite 1
comment 0
A 1953 commercial for Pure Oil service stations. It just amazes me that we can watch a television commercial from over 60 years ago.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 1953, Advertising, Pure Oil
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American television series. This particular promo is for an episode about crash tests.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 3,369
favorite 19
comment 0
A miscellaneous collection of commercials taped off NBC's New York City station in 1980. However, some of these are older than 1980 (one of them, I read, was originally made in the early 1970s!), but were still being aired in 1980. Includes a mix of national and local ads. Products and services include: Aunt Jemima; Ritz Thrift Shop, "News 4", Roseland, Dime Savings Bank of New York, Essex House, Wall Street Journal, People magazine, and more. These are taken from daytime television....
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, 1980, 1980s, 1970s, Aunt Jemima, Newpaper,...
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 259
favorite 2
comment 0
A 31 July 2000 bumper from the Australian version of Nickelodeon, which notes that Kenan & Kel and Nick Takes Over Your School were coming up next. 
Topics: Bumper, TV, Cable television, VHS, Nickelodeon, 2000, 2000s
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,258
favorite 2
comment 0
A 1950 commercial for a Westinghouse television set, with the "electronic magnifier" gimmick. This commercial aired *live* on 27 February 1950. It's a long commercial, but this was the entire commercial break.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950, Advertising, Westinghouse, Television set, TV set, Live commercial
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 160
favorite 2
comment 0
An Australian promo for an American TV special that was shown on the History Channel. 
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Foxtel, Cable television
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 1,798
favorite 8
comment 0
A 1950 commercial for Coca-Cola. This commercial aired only once as part of a Coke-sponsored TV special. It is a filmed commercial, still a relatively new idea in 1950. View the program I took it from by clicking this link
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Coca-Cola, Advertising, Advertisement, Soft drink, Edible, Beverage, 1950
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 145
favorite 0
comment 0
An incomplete recording of some Face continuity. Taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during the 2000s, but I don't know the exact year this was produced. Unfortunately I have very little Nick Jr. material in my collection. I only came across this by accident, on a tape that otherwise contained material from other channels.
Topics: TV, Cable television, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., 2000s, VHS
TV commercials and TV ephemera
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eye 6,068
favorite 16
comment 0
A sleeping aid/sleeping pill. I don't know if this is a live commercial or not (the effects seem too cheap for it to a filmed commercial by what was at the time a major sponsor). "100% Safe Sleep".
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Old